Bulletin: 2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment & Disability Survey

The 2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment & Disability Survey: Supervisors Perspecive (KFNEDS: SP) is the first national survey to look at the effectiveness of the practices that employers use to recruit, hire, train, and retain people with disabilities in their organizations, from the unique perspective of supervisors of employees with and without disabilities.  The results offer important new information for employers, policymakers, legislators, and

Event: ICI: Innovating Services, Improving Outcomes: A VR Model for Serving SSDI Clients

State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies, the main source of job services for people with disabilities, help individuals receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to become more independent and economically successful.

Date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Online webinar

Event: ICI's Defining the Employment Research Agenda Webinar

The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) will be leading a series of "State of the Science" (SoS) discussions, looking at ways to engage people with disabilities, their families, and their services providers in creating employment options. 
 
In this kickoff webinar, ICI staff will share the research findings behind the SoS initiative, and some of the events you can get involved in during the SoS.
Date: 
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 -
3:00pm to 3:44pm
Location: 
Online webinar

Bulletin: Funding Opportunity: Disability Employment Initiative Grants

US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration
Notice of Availability of Funds
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA-ETA17-05)
Issued on June 30, 2017

Key Dates: The closing date for receipt of applications under this Announcement is July 31, 2017.

Bulletin: The Playlists: Disability Resources for WIOA Practitioners

The Playlists: Disability Resources for WIOA Practitioners is a recently released set of 10, high quality 'playlists', each offering a selected set of links to tool kits, reports, online courses, and videos on topics related to improving services to individuals with disabilities, a critical goal of WIOA partners and practitioners.

Bulletin: What's in a Name?: Disabilities and Equitable Outcomes

Hello, Disabilities in Adult Education Members,

Event: Think College: Creative Approaches to Meaningful Credentials

During this webinar participants will learn about the development of Meaningful Credentials and how they are being established in a variety of colleges and university systems. Nationally, students with intellectual disabilities are obtaining credentials when exiting college. This important capstone is essential to the following: bringing meaning to the course work completed in college, enhancing the personal and social growth of individuals with intellectual disabilities, and will result in greater value to employers.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Online webinar

Discussion: The Neuroscience of Learning Differences

Have you ever wondered what makes our brains work so differently?  If you have, you may want to check out the LINCS Learning Portal's Learning to Achieve (L2A) suite of eight, self-paced courses on working with learners with learning disabilities. 

Bulletin: WIOA's Impact on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

This final report from the Advisory Committee to Secretary Thomas Perez, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions' and the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Education provides recommendations for increasing employment participation for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. 
 

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